Mall of America Has Its First Ever Black Santa

The nation's largest mall will have its ever first black Santa this holiday season.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports for the first time in the Mall of America's 24-year history, a black man -- Larry Jefferson -- will play Santa Claus. Co-owner of the Santa Experience, Landon Luther, told The Star Tribune he wants Santa to be for everyone and having a black Santa was a long time coming. Jefferson told the Tribune the majority of the kids don't see color just his red suit and candy.

Jefferson will only be at the mall for four days. After that he'll return home to work in Dallas.